Collection Number: 40071

Collection Title: UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987

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Size 6.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2200 items)
Abstract The Media and Instructional Support Center was established in 1976 to promote the development and use of audiovisual materials in University classrooms. Eventually the center became responsible for developing course materials and training faculty in their use; acquiring, installing and maintaining equipment; photographic processing; storing and providing bibliographic control of campus holdings of audiovisual materials; and operating two-way television facilities. In 1986, the Media and Instructional Support Center was divided into two, separate administrative units: the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Classroom Technologies Service Center. Records include correspondence and other files relating to the administration of and services provided by the Media and Instructional Support Center.
Creator UNC Media and Instructional Support Center.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records #40071, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Transferred from the UNC Media and Instructional Support Center in July 1987.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Media and Instructional Support Center grew out of a July 1973 proposal by humanities and social sciences faculty for an agency to promote the development of and wider use of audiovisual materials in campus classrooms. The Provost's office acted favorably on the proposal, and the General Assembly approved a 1974-1975 Change Budget request for such a center. While a faculty committee searched for a director of the center, Ken McIntyre, Director of the Bureau of Audiovisual Education, was given control of the approved supply, equipment, and other nonpersonnel funds. Late in 1975, the search committee reported to the Provost its selection of School of Journalism Professor Donald L. Shaw for the position of director of the center. This selection was approved by the campus administration and the UNC Board of Governors to be effective on 1 March 1976. On 1 July 1976, the Media and Instructional Support Center became a functioning reality with administrative offices in Dey Hall.

Originally under the supervision of the Bureau of Audiovisual Education, the center was assigned administrative responsibility for the Foreign Language Laboratory in December 1976. Over the next decade, the center's range of activities came to include faculty development (improvement of teaching methods and performance); non-print collection storage and bibliographic control of the campus audiovisual holdings; instructional development (materials design and production support); equipment and technical services (procurement, maintenance and operation of audiovisual equipment); operation of the photographic laboratory (providing a wide range of still photographic processing); and telecommunications development (installation and operation of two-way television facilities for class use).

In the fall of 1986, the Media and Instructional Support Center was divided into two administrative entities--the Classroom Technologies Service Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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Records include correspondence and other files relating to the administration of and services provided by the UNC Media and Instructional Support Center.

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Contents list

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Box 1

Administrative Charts, 1977; 1984-1985 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Advisory Board, 1976-1986 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Annual Reports, 1976/77 to 1985/86 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Badin Project, 1980 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Budget and Financial Materials: General, 1976-1986 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Budget and Financial Materials: Audit Report, 1977 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Change Budget Requests, 1978-1987 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Grants and Proposals, 1976-1982 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Media Center Budget Committee, 1974-1975 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Committees: Advisory Committee on the Planning Process, 1984 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Committees: Learning Resource Center (AMISS), 1975-1980 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Committees: Self-Study Committee, 1985-1986 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Committees: Special Committee on Facilities for Language Instruction, 1983 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Correspondence, Administrative, 1974-1986 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 1

Box 2

Faculty Development Division, 1978-1985 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Foreign Language Laboratory Division, 1976-1984 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Governor's Committee-Electronic Town Hall Task Force, 1981-1985 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Handicapped Services Proposal, 1980 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Instructional Development Division: General, 1977-1985 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Instructional Development Division: Advisory Board (ID Projects), 1984-1986 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Instructional Development Division: Instructional Projects Review Committee, 1982-1983 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Instructional Development Division: Public School Film Program, 1981-1982 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

John Edwards Memorial Collection, 1982-1986 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Non-Print Collection Division: General, 1974-1985 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Non-Print Collection Division: Archival Collection, 1980-1983 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Planning Questionnaire and Response, 1983-1985 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Policies and Procedures, 1977-1980; 1986 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Reports and Proposals, Structure and Organization, 1976-1985 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Requests for Support and Equipment, by Division, 1978-1980 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Research and Publications, 1979 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Student Educational Broadcasting, 1979 #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

Teleclass Training Program, undated #40071, Series: "UNC Media and Instructional Support Center Records, 1976-1987." Box 2

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